Unidentified fiber cable outage hits major telco carriers on St. Maarten | SMN NEWS

telemfibre21042021PHILIPSBURG:— TelEm Group’s international telecommunication circuits were back up at approximately 10:10 am Wednesday following a major outage affecting all carriers on St. Maarten – after going dark for just over one hour.

 According to TelEm Group engineers and technicians, local telecommunication links with Tortola, British Virgin Island were all fully operational at the time of the outage, leading to speculation that the problem would have occurred between Tortola and Miami where the main undersea fiber cable connecting St. Maarten and other carriers pass.
At the time of the alarm, technicians speculated the outage was due to a break in the ...

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